Senior Software Engineer – Linux Engineering

Job Description

  • Lagos
  • Applications have closed

Canonical Nigeria

Canonical – We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely, and more cost-effectively than any other company. We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means ‘humanity to others. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world’s biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world’s most productive developers. Secure and reliable, elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation – Ubuntu is the future of open source, which is why it’s the fastest-growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Software Engineer – Linux Engineering
Location: Lagos
Job Description

This is a fast-paced engineering role in Linux-based software-defined infrastructure and applications, covering all layers of the stack, including bare metal, virtualization (KVM) and containerization (LXC/LXD), storage (Ceph and Linux filesystems), networking (OVS, OVN and Core networking), up to OpenStack and Kubernetes, and the open source applications running on top of them.
This role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and open source to build a career with Canonical and drive success for our customers, community and the company. If you have an affinity for open source development, great communication skills, and a passion for troubleshooting and fixing issues in technology used by millions across the world, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

Job Summary

This role deals with critical issues in the open source stack that require software engineering for upstream fixes. Our engineers have to be able to work productively at any level of the stack above the kernel, in a wide range of languages, to understand and address the software issues at hand. Our group is critical to the success of our enterprise customers, partners and Ubuntu itself.
You will help with troubleshooting and driving issues to resolution with workarounds, guidance, and fixes to be released upstream and in Ubuntu.

Job Responsibilities
As a Linux Engineer you will:

Resolve complex customer problems related to Ubuntu, Kernel, or Ceph
Maintain a close working relationship with Canonical’s field, support and product engineering teams
Participate in upstream communities
Develop fixes, backport patches, and work with upstream for inclusion
Demonstrate good judgement in technical methods and techniques
Prioritise work and manage your time effectively against those priorities
Participate in team discussions to improve processes, tools, and documentation
Maintain clear, technical and concise communications
Travel internationally up to 10% of work time for team meetings, events and conferences.

What you’ll do:

Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
Review code produced by other engineers
Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks per year for internal and external events.

Job Requirements
The successful Linux Engineer will have:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
Strong experience with Linux, Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes or other cloud technologies
Strong development-level experience with Python, Go, C or C++ on Linux
Ability to troubleshoot with gdb and other tools
Familiarity with git source code repositories and branches
Professional experience as a software engineer is required.

Who you are:

You love technology and working with brilliant people
You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
You have interest in, and experience with most of the following: Ubuntu Linux – kernel or userspace, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Ceph, QEMU/KVM, LXC/LXD, Python, Go, C, Postgresql, Mongo, Debian packaging, distributed systems.

We Offer

Learning and personal professional development budget
Annual compensation review
Recognition rewards
Annual leave
Generous parental leave
Priority Pass for travel.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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